Established in 1991, Bread of Life gives food and clothing to people in Wichita and the South Central region of Kansas, contributes to relief efforts during and after local disasters and also participates in an annual Thanksgiving food giveaway. Each year, Bread of Life distributes approximately a million pounds of food to more than 58,000 individuals living in Butler, Cowley, Harvey, Kingman, McPherson, Reno, Rice, Sedgwick and Sumner counties.
In 2006, Bread of Life obtained its own 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service as a public charity.
To be proactive in the city of Wichita and surrounding areas; to engage and equip our community to become stronger, one person at a time.
Bread of Life, a ministry of Living Word Outreach, has been in operation helping those in need within the community since 1991. Success in our food distribution process has been proven over our 29-year history. Providing food and clothing to those who are in need is only a part of our services. Networking clients to other services within the community and furnishing resource information is all part of our assistance to our clients. With increased operations, we plan to continue such excellence through maintaining our high standards and routine statistical analysis.
Bread of Life is unique in that during nationwide and worldwide disasters we provide food and clothing to victims in all parts of the world as our supplies are available. Locally, Bread of life assists those who are affected by disaster. Our desire is to help within the community and be a blessing to those in need.
Bread of Life provides avenues for local schools and businesses to give back to their community by volunteering in various ways. Ninety percent of our operating personnel are volunteers. Our holiday giveaway has only been successful due to the volunteers and donations provided by the community.
Those served are:
Donna Pinaire is the director of Bread of Life. She has served in that capacity since 2006. From 1994 until 2006 she served as a volunteer at Bread of Life.
Her first 2 weeks she worked by giving out bread to people. There was a need for counselors to talk to clients and pray for them. The director asked her to do that. Although she will admit she felt inadequate for that job she said yes. Donna was head counselor for several years before being asked to become the director.
Donna has been married to Fred for nearly 40 years and they have 5 grown children and 12 grandchildren. Fred and the children have all helped at Bread of Life at one time or another. Fred is a huge support and help for Donna.
"I consider it a privilege to be used by The Lord as director at Bread of Life. To minister life to people by giving them hope and encouragement by providing food and clothing is wonderful but to see miracles happen, through answered prayers is out of this world! When people's lives are changed the joy is indescribable."
Through the years, Bread of Life has received support from local, state, and national businesses, as well as churches, foundations, and individuals. We thank you and value your partnership in our vision to eliminate hunger and strengthen our communities.
Alternative Gifts International
B & B Electric
Cargill Meat Corporation
The Colt Family Trust
Cornejo & Sons
Duane L and Velma Lunt Wallace Foundation
Glorious Bible Church
Junior League of Wichita
Kansas Health Foundation
Lattner Family Foundation
Living Waters House of Praise
Mann Family Foundation
National Christian Foundation (Heartland)
Paul Ross Charitable Foundation
Phil's Coin and Stamp
Revival Fire Ministries
Servant Christian Community Foundation
Ken & Jan Shannon Family Foundation
Dwane/Velma Wallace Foundation
Victor Murdock Foundation
Walmart Family Giving
Wichita Community Foundation
World Harvest Four Square
Bread of Life is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt charity and is funded mainly by private donors and grants. Your donation will go towards our mission of feeding and clothing those in need.
All donations are:
You can either make an online donation below or send your donation to:
Bread of Life
c/o Living Word Outreach
3033 S Hillside
Wichita, KS 67216
To donate to Bread of Life, you may do so below. Thank you and God Bless you!